Sunday, May 3, 2015

Geoethics at the AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU JA 2015

The IAPG has organized two events at the AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly that will be held in Montreal (Canada) on 3-7 May 2015, thanks to Anne Marie Ryan (IAPG-Canada coordinator) and Vincent Cronin (IAPG-USA co-coordinator):

A workshop titled "Teaching Geoethics in Undergraduate Science Programs" under the leadership of Anne Marie Ryan (Dalhousie University), Cathy Pappas-Maenz (Dawson College), Charly Bank (University of Toronto), Vincent Cronin (Baylor University).
Here the workshop description: 
Geoethics, the consideration of the ethical aspects of the Earth sciences and its impact on society, is a new and evolving field of interest within the Earth science. Increasingly, ethics exams are incorporated into our induction into the profession, yet it is not common for students to be exposed to ethical considerations during their undergraduate years in any systematic or explicit way. This workshop aims to address the following:
- What specific ethical aspects of our discipline and profession should our students learn?
- What is our role of geoscience educators to ensure that our students are exposed to the ethical considerations of our discipline?
- How can we best approach the teaching of geoethics?
- What ethical decision-making process can we share with our students to help them respond to ethical dilemmas that may arise during the work as geoscientists?
- Can examination of case studies within the Earth sciences serve as avenues to address such ethical dilemmas and decision-making?
- What case studies in particular can be incorporated into a variety of undergraduate courses?
The workshop is held on Sunday May 3, 2015, 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM at the Palais des congrès de Montréal 518A.

The session ED42A titled "How Do We Build a Healthy Geoscience Community That Better Serves Society?", convened by Vincent Cronin and Anne Marie Ryan. The session will be held on Thursday, May 07, 2015, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the Palais des congrès de Montréal 511B.
Here the program:

10:30 AM 
Course Promotion for Ethics, Culture and Community-based Research for Graduate Student Training (Invited)
Dianne P Quigley, Brown University, Institute at Brown for the Study of Environment and Society, Providence, RI, United States and Northeast Ethics Education Partnership

10:45 AM
A Pilot Study: Integrating Ethical Issues to a Physical Geology Course (Invited)
Catherine Pappas Maenz, Dawson College, Geology, Montreal, QC, Canada

11:00 AM
Connecting pedagogy to geology and ethics
Anne Marie Ryan, Dalhousie University, Earth Sciences, Halifax, NS, Canada and Carl-Georg Bank, University of Toronto, Earth Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada

11:15 AM
Seeking Community Input to a Modular Course on GeoEthics
Vincent S Cronin, Baylor University, Waco, TX, United States, Anne-Marie Ryan, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, Giuseppe Di Capua, INGV-National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy, Nancy McHugh, Wittenberg University, Philosophy Dept., Springfield, OH, United States, Cindy M Palinkas, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Lab, Cambridge, MD, United States, Catherine Pappas Maenz, Dawson College, Geology Dept., Montreal, QC, Canada and Silvia Peppoloni, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy

11:30 AM
Aldo Leopold, Deep Time, and the Ethics of Geoscience
Gary David Rosenberg, Milwaukee Public Museum and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Geosciences, Milwaukee, WI, United States

11:45 AM
Global Geoscience Professionalism - The Importance of Building a More Connected Professional Community and The Role of Professional Geoscience Organizations in Supporting How Geoscientists Can Better Serve Society (Invited)
Oliver Bonham, Geoscientists Canada/Géoscientifiques Canada, Burnaby, BC, Canada and Ruth Allington, European Federation of Geologists, Brussels, Belgium

12:00 PM
Social Responsibility in Mineral Exploration - Lessons from Nine Case Studies
Jan A. Boon, Carleton University, Sociology and Anthropology, OTTAWA, ON, Canada.